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Full-time Certificate 6535cert

Become a front-end web designer and developer

Note: This program has undergone a curriculum and name change from Technical Web Designer to Front-End Web Developer.

The Front-End Web Developer (FWD) program takes students with little to no knowledge of web development and gives them the skills necessary to develop websites for small- to medium-sized businesses or for large websites as part of a web development team. The goal of this short, fast-track program is to produce job-ready graduates who can work in the front-end web design and development field.

The program covers the following key areas:

  • web design tools
  • information architecture and user experience
  • front-end web development
  • web application development

By using a "best practices" approach to web development, you will create sites that are not only visually appealing but are also accessible, usable, and standards compliant.

Upon completion of the FWD program, you will have a publicly accessible web portfolio showcasing your work created throughout the program along with your industry project.

You will learn techniques in application development, be exposed to several current web technologies, and apply system development best practices to design and develop usable and effective web sites.

The program is delivered through classroom instruction, hands-on lab work and individual and team projects. Applicants for the Front-End Web Developer program should possess sound logical and reasoning abilities, as well as good communication skills - both written and oral. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of Windows or macOS and be comfortable working with files and folders (saving, copying, moving and renaming files and folders).

Program Entry

COVID-19 Notice to Applicants

Please visit Admission during COVID-19 to learn how BCIT Admissions is supporting applicants. At this time, there are no program-specific changes for applying to this program.

Application processing

This program is open to applications:

  • October 1st* for the January intake
  • January 15th* for the May intake
  • May 15th* for the September intake
  • *or next business day

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

Applicants are required to complete the Pre-entry Assessment form [PDF] to review their prior experience and how they meet the entrance requirements.

Please email your completed assessment form to TPP@bcit.ca.

An approved pre-entry assessment form must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Apply to program

To submit your application:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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Scheduled intakes

January, May and September each year.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see tuition fees for High Tech Professional Programs or tuition fees for international students.

Books and supplies

Tuition fees include classroom materials and all required software.

Students can choose to bring their own laptop (not required). Please refer to the Laptop Specifications [PDF] for requirements. Alternatively, students can use the BCIT classroom lab computers, which have all the necessary software pre-installed. For students opting to go with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), instructions on how to install all the software on their personal computers will be provided on the first day of class.

Laptop costs vary depending on the configuration chosen but will likely range from approximately $1000 to $2000.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Refund policy

If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TPP Program Office at least twelve (12) working days prior to the first day of classes, all tuition fees paid (less the $1,500.00 commitment fee) will be refunded.

If notice is submitted in writing and received by the TPP Program Office by 4:00 p.m. on the second day of class, all fees paid less $2,500.00 ($1,500.00 commitment fee and $1,000.00 penalty fee) will be refunded.

There will be no refund of fees issued after the second day of class.

Withdrawal for medical reasons, possible partial refund with doctor's medical note.

Courses

Class hours

9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Program delivery

This program is run as a cohort model with instruction in the morning and mandatory labs in the afternoon. All classes are held in a computer lab.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  FWDP 1000 Web Development 1 4.0
  FWDP 1100 Web Design Fundamentals 2.0
  FWDP 1200 UX Fundamentals 2.0
  FWDP 1400 Web Scripting 1 5.0
  FWDP 2000 Web Development 2 4.0
  FWDP 2200 Web Design Process 3.0
  FWDP 2300 Managing Web Projects 1.0
  FWDP 2400 Web Scripting 2 5.0
  FWDP 3400 Web Scripting 3 4.0
  FWDP 3600 Content Management Systems 5.0
  FWDP 3700 Online Stores 2.0
  FWDP 4000 Web Portfolio Project 4.0
  FWDP 4500 Capstone Project 9.0
 
Total Credits: 50.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

26 weeks, full-time

Grading

Students must obtain a minimum of 65% in each course in order to proceed to the next course. All courses must be passed in order to qualify for the final capstone project.

Program location

BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates will find careers in a variety of industries including business, finance, government, health, information technology, telecommunications and independent consulting. Depending on previous academic and work experience, career paths for graduates may include but are not limited to:

  • Front-end web developer
  • Web application developer
  • Web developer
  • UX/UI Designer

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Administration                        Instructors

Yoonie Cho
Program Coordinator
604.412.7727
Yoonie_Cho@bcit.ca

Michael Whyte
TWD Program Head
Michael_Whyte@bcit.ca


Beata Kozma
TWD Instructor
Beata_Kozma@bcit.ca

Contact Us

For admission and program inquiries: Mailing address:

Phone: 604.412.7773
Fax: 604.408.0921
Email: TPP@bcit.ca

TPP Programs
BCIT Downtown Campus
  531 - 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 3H6

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